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August 31, 2012

Panthers trim roster on cut day (updated)

The Carolina Panthers must trim their roster from 75 to 53 on Friday, and they must do it by 9 p.m.

Below is a list of players who have been cut that we can confirm. We'll be updating this blog as more cuts roll through.

If you want to compare the cuts with the projections compiled by Joseph Person, click here.

1:35 p.m.: DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo and DE Ryan Van Bergen 

2:27 p.m.: WR Seyi Ajirotutu

2:38 p.m.: CB R.J. Stanford

3:20 p.m.: Carolina trades a future seventh round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers for S Colin Jones. The second-year player from TCU had six tackles last season.

3:50 p.m.: CB Darius Butler (former second-round draft pick by the Patriots)

4:30 p.m.: LB David Nixon, T Matt Reynolds, WR Jared Green (will be signed to practice squad)

5:30 p.m.: RB Armond Smith, RB Tauren Poole 

5:35 p.m.: A league source tells Joseph Person that WR Armanti Edwards will not be waived by the Panthers.

5:50 p.m.: LB Kion Wilson

5:55 p.m.: In an official release, the Panthers confirm the cuts and the trade for Colin Jones. The Panthers have 12 more moves to announce by 9 p.m.

10:25 p.m.: The remaining moves have yet to be released. Cuts were to be reported to the league by 9 p.m., but not necessarily announced publicly by then. 

10:48 p.m.: G Bryant Browning, WR Lamont Bryant, DT Nate Chandler, TE Joe Jon Finley, S Jonathan Nelson, S Jordan Pugh, TE Nelson Rosario, RB Armond Smith, G Justin Wells, LB Jason Williams, G Zack Williams, S Reggie Smith.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on August 31, 2012 at 01:44 PM | Permalink


Ryan Van Bergen tweeted, which appeared to indicate, that he was let go.

Posted by: @CSmithGoBlue | Aug 31, 2012 1:51:23 PM

I heard armanti was just seen crying.

Posted by: juice box hero | Aug 31, 2012 2:17:54 PM

It's cut day - let's hear from all of you Michigan fans aka wannabe Panthers fans!!

Posted by: dbigcat | Aug 31, 2012 2:28:11 PM

Would love to see Jared Green make the final 53.

Posted by: John - 1995 | Aug 31, 2012 2:35:35 PM

Jared Green needs PS for a year.

Posted by: SSGPat | Aug 31, 2012 2:46:17 PM

Please stop it with Jared Green. If his father was not famous, we would know nothing about him.

So you want him on the team based on his name?

Posted by: Steven | Aug 31, 2012 2:52:23 PM

I heard Nick Montana was ready to suit up.

Posted by: Steven | Aug 31, 2012 2:53:18 PM

I heard Sam Mills didnt make the cut

Posted by: dolphin | Aug 31, 2012 2:58:36 PM

Oh my - if Seyi Ajirotutu got cut... does that mean Armanti sticks around? I hope so, just because it irritates so many people, lol. Stanford is a touch surprising, I thought he has played pretty well lin preseason, though so did most the other backup CBs.

Posted by: swizzlesticks | Aug 31, 2012 3:00:50 PM

I have my fingers crossed that Private Munnerlyn has to turn in his playbook today.

Posted by: Smitty | Aug 31, 2012 3:02:39 PM

If the Panthers want someone to replace Jimmy Clausen at QB, then pick up Brian Hoyer, who was just released from the Patriots.

Posted by: Cats of Charlotte | Aug 31, 2012 3:18:14 PM

I bet Edwards gets cut as well....Probably Green makes the practice squad. Gettis will make the team in 6 weeks, and we are deep enough with Smitty, LaFell, Pilares, Murphy, Adams that we don't need to carry 6 receivers until Gettis comes back.

We probably use the extra space for a Linebacker or defensive back.

Munnerlyn will make it because he is perfect for the nickel role or is a competent enough to step into the starting role if Norman or Gamble get hurt. Norman is going to be a stud and will start.

Still not happy with our Safety situation.

Posted by: Chris | Aug 31, 2012 3:22:02 PM

Looks like the Panthers weren't happy with the Safety situation either. Glad to see us brining in some competition, though don't know anything about Colin Jones.

Posted by: Chris | Aug 31, 2012 3:23:50 PM

FYI David Nixon and Matt Reynolds have also been cut. I shouldn't have to tell you guys this....

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Aug 31, 2012 3:24:35 PM

Does Nakamura get cut now?

Posted by: Ryan | Aug 31, 2012 3:25:31 PM

So glad that WR Seyi Ajirotutu was cut. Almost as frustrating of a player to watch as Naanee from last year.

Posted by: Ricky Proehl | Aug 31, 2012 3:26:40 PM

OT Matt Reynolds just had to turn in his playbook

Posted by: Cats of Charlotte | Aug 31, 2012 3:27:40 PM

Who is Colin Jones? Weird move - I thought they were so high on Pugh a year ago, they're high on Godfrey and Nakamura now, and Martin has to be the 3rd guy, based on play and experience.

Posted by: swizzlesticks | Aug 31, 2012 3:30:54 PM


Posted by: Big Daddy | Aug 31, 2012 3:30:57 PM

Just saw that the Hamilton Tigercats (CFL) have agreed to trade a 1st round pick and cash for Armanti Edwards.

Posted by: Ricky Proehl | Aug 31, 2012 3:35:38 PM

I hope the Panthers hold on to Armond Smith. There is something about this guy that is special. He has alot of speed and was consistant in carrying the ball this week and last week. He's had several carries that went for 10+ yards. He may have done it against 3rd string guys, but that's impressive on any level of football.

Posted by: Smitty | Aug 31, 2012 3:35:56 PM

Jones is a ST ace

Posted by: Johny | Aug 31, 2012 3:36:10 PM

If Armanti makes this team it confirms Hurney has lost it. Worst GM in the league.

Posted by: Fast Freddie | Aug 31, 2012 3:36:44 PM

Steve Smith has been put on PUP.

Posted by: Ricky Proehl | Aug 31, 2012 3:42:26 PM

Fast Freddie, is the smartest poster on this board. I have been saying this about Hurney for 8 years. He is a newspaper reporter for crying out loud.

Posted by: Steven | Aug 31, 2012 3:43:35 PM

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